Zero Touch Major OS Update

Valued Contributor

Anyone ever seen anyone talk about upgrading their zero touch macs from say 10.11 to 10.12?


Valued Contributor

MAS OS downloaded and run through createOSXinstallPkg, upload resultant file to JSS and provide as a self service item?

I'm finding that to be a nice zero touch upgrade option.

Honored Contributor II
Honored Contributor II

createOSXInstallPKG has been our method (in Self Service). Seems to work pretty well and gives you a bit of control around resolving upgrade issues.

Valued Contributor

We've been offering the 10.11.x upgrade via Self Service following the @rtrouton documented process available here. Providing OS X Upgrades via Casper’s Self Service

It works well.

I've added a pkg to the createOSXInstallPKG the reenables the FileVault to Desktop autologin, DisableFDEAutoLogin -bool NO

I would like to figure out a way to close Self Service prior to the 1st reboot. Otherwise the user will go through the update and when all is done the Self Service app is opened and it appears as though the 10.11 upgrade is still available to their computer. It takes 5 to 30 minutes for Self Service to recognize that the update should not be in scope.